Resources for Writers

Kathryn has compiled a one-stop shop of valuable resources for writers of fiction and non-fiction. Some blogs and sites are well established, but Kathryn is always on the lookout for fresh, useful material.

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Available online or in person in New York City. Classes range in length from 1 day to 12 weeks.

Joanna Penn is a UK based best-selling author who offers tips on all aspects of writing, publishing, and marketing.

The tagline for this blog simply reads: Why you don’t get published?

Voted one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Web Sites for Writers every year since 2001, author C. Hope Clark’s Funds for Writers newsletter is packed with valuable resources and information for authors serious about the business and craft of writing.

Professor Mignon Forarty is the creator of this in-depth site. Got a grammar question? She’s got an answer.

Literary Jane Friedman provides authors with excellent information on getting published, writing a query, and publishing trends.

The Loft’s mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature that’s essential to any life.

Writer Carol Tice gives practical help and advice for hungry writers in the freelance business.

ModernWell is a coworking space and writing community in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The New Pages tag line sums up their mission: Engaged readers. Creative writers. Start here. Loaded with resources for both readers and writers. New Pages is the Portal of Independents. News, information and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, independent bookstores, alternative periodicals and newsweeklies, writing conferences and events, and more.

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to the importance of poetry in our culture.

Blog from the Nelson Literary Agency. Considered by many to be one of the best agency blogs around.

Geared toward writers of fiction, this extensive website offers something for everyone.

An ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers and readers.

Helps prepare students to write better. Has answers on writing for non-authors, like how to write a thank-you note.

This Canadian site has just about everything a writer needs, from prompts, to writing challenges and contests, to tips.

All about the craft and business of writing fiction.

Seemingly every topic under the writing sun is covered in an article here.

From the UK, they offer a warm welcome and help for writers around the world.

Have a writing resource that you’d like to share?

Let Kathryn know and she’ll add it to this page.

Feel free to submit blogs and websites that you have found helpful with finding writing ideas, honing your writing craft, landing an agent or publisher, and others that have assisted in your journey.